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$4m grant to Hawke's Bay Opera House

2017 Jun 08

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Hawke’s Bay Opera House in Hastings will receive $4 million in funding for seismic strengthening from the Regional Culture and Heritage1Fund. …

National commemoration to mark Messines centenary

2017 Jun 06

A national commemoration to mark the heavy price paid by New Zealand troops at Messines a hundred years ago will be streamed online tomorrow so all Kiwis can pay their respects to the 700 who died in1…

Minister congratulates honours’ recipients

2017 Jun 05

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the recipients of the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours announced today. “There are inspiring and committed people working hard every…

Bold new media initiative for children announced

2017 Jun 02

Bold new media initiative for children announced Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have welcomed the announcement of a safe, interactive1ad-fre…

Ministers welcome Lions Series kick-off

2017 Jun 02

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry welcome the kick-off of the DHL NZ Lions Series 2017. T…

Supporting families to raise healthy kids

2017 May 31

Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has released the ‘Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives’. “Regular active play and good1quali…

$21.2m to tell New Zealand’s stories and news

2017 May 25

Budget 2017 includes a significant investment in Radio New Zealand, as well as new funding to support the understanding of our most important national stories, Ms Barry says. Radio New Zealand will re…

Minister supports stronger anti-doping regulation at world forum

2017 May 20

“The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has an important role in setting the rules and ensuring they are followed around the world,” says Dr Coleman. “We need to bolster WADA’s ability to operate…

'Wild Creations' - artists with a conservation connection

2017 May 19

Our unique natural heritage is set to inspire New Zealand artists through an initiative announced today by the Minister of Conservation and the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie1Barry. …

Minister announces NZSO appointments

2017 May 18

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today the appointment of two new members to the board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), as well as the reappointment of the chair…

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